Cheque Bounce Bill Passed

Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 defines bills of exchange, promissory notes, cheques and creates penalties for issues such as bouncing of cheques. It also specifies...

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled...

Enemy Property Ordinance in News

The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fifth Ordinance, 2016 (8 of 2016) on 22nd December, 2016. After the Indo-China...

Draft Bill on Delhi Statehood Released

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government released a draft bill seeking full statehood for the Capital. Citizens can review and suggest amendments to the said...

Rajya Sabha Passes HIV and AIDS (Prevention & Control) Bill

The Rajya Sabha passed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention) and Control) Bill 2014, to ensure equal rights...

Supreme Court Orders UP To Appoint Lokayukta

Current Affairs: The Supreme Court orders the Uttar Pradesh government to appoint a new anti-corruption ombudsman or Lokayukta in next two days. The Supreme Court...

Enemy Property Ordinance in News

The Centre has for the fourth time promulgated an ordinance to amend nearly 50-year-old Enemy Property law. President has approved 'The Enemy Property (Amendment and...

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill Passed

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill replaces the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, that was passed in May...

Real Estate Act 2016 Comes to Force

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 comes into force from May 1, 2016 setting in motion the process of making necessary operational...

Aadhaar Now Mandatory for Subsidised Foodgrains

The Food Ministry has Aadhaar made mandatory as subsidised foodgrains under the public distribution system and cash transfer of food subsidy with effect from...

Bill to Fast Track Recovery Of Bad Loans

In a move to expedite the process of resolving the debt issues burdening the creditors including banks and financial institutions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

Law Commission Submits Report on Hate Speech

Law Commission of India has submitted its 267th report on ‘hate speech’.  According to the Commission, "hate speech generally is an incitement to hatred...

Lok Sabha Passes Bill On Commercial Courts

Current Affairs: The Lok Sabha passed the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015, by a voice vote. The...

No Permit Required for E-Rickshaws

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette Notification that serves to free e rickshaws and e carts from permit requirements. According...

Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Ordinance

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of the Finance Ministry to promulgate an ordinance to suitably amend the Goods and...

UP Lokayukta Bill Referred to President

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik referred to the President "The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta, UP-lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2015" which seeks to end the role of...

Karnataka Good Samaritan Bill in News

Karnataka State legislature passed the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation During Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016. The Bill aimed to provide protection...

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016

Following the Cabinet approving the amendment made to the Maternity Benefit Act, which aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 to 26...

Regulation of Disciplinary Control Over Lawyers

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Mahipal Singh Rana v. State of UP, AIR 2016 SC 3302, directed the...

Impeachment Move Against Judge

A group of 58 Rajya Sabha MPs moved an impeachment notice against Justice J.B. Pardiwala of the Gujarat High Court for his “objectionable remarks...

National Council for River Ganga Constituted

The Union Cabinet has approval the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016. The Order lays down a new institutional structure for policy...

The Code on Wages Bill 2017

The Code on Wages, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Labour, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya on August 10, 2017. It seeks to...

Enforcement of Security and Recovery of Debt Bill 2016

In a move to expedite the process of resolving the debt issues burdening the creditors including banks and financial institutions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

Extension of Collection of Statistics Act to J&K

The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi has approved a proposal to introduce a Bill in Parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection...

New Debt Recovery Bill 2016

The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary It seeks...

New Safe Harbour Regime Notified by CBDT

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge the...

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Bill, 2015

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2015 are to: (i) enhance the existing limit for investment in plant and machinery...

Persons in Destitution Model Bill 2016

Mr.Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment chaired a Pre-legislative Consultation Meeting on 'The Persons in Destitution (Protection, Care and Rehabilitation) Model Bill,...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill: Provisions

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley on August 10,...

Parliament Passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Rajya Sabha has passed the major economic reform Bill moved by the Government i.e. ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016’. This is considered as the...

Himachal Passes Town and Country Planning Bill

Himachal Pradesh Governor gave assent to controversial HP Town and Country Planning (HPTCP) Amendment Bill 2016, paving way for regularisation of all illegal constructions...

Model Shops And Establishments Bill

The Union Cabinet has considered the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Bill will now be sent...

Fast Track Insolvency Resolution Regulations

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), in exercise of its powers conferred by sections 58, 196 and 208 read with section 240...

Life Imprisonment For Food Adulteration Recommended

The Law Commission of India, in its Report No. 264, has recommended life imprisonment for those convicted of manufacturing and selling adulterated food. “After...

Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill

To make amendments to the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014, the Government has introduced the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok...

The IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations 2017

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) had notified the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017 on 31st March, 2017. These regulations provided that ordinarily...

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill 2016

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill, 2016 was passed near unanimously by the Rajya Sabha which substantially amends the original Real Estate (Regulation and...

GST Council Approves GST Bill

The Goods and Services Tax GST) Council, in its meeting in New Delhi has approved the draft CGST Bill and the draft IGST Bill....

Central Port Authorities Act 2016

The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016 ’ to replace the ‘Major Port Trust Act, 1963’. This...

Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules Amended

Use of proper, accurate and standard weights and measures are very important for effective functioning of any economy, as it plays an indispensable role...

Parliament Passes Juvenile Justice Bill 2015

The Rajya Sabha passed the landmark Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2015 on 22 December 2015. With this, the Juvenile Justice Bill...

Latest IRDAI (Health Insurance) Regulations

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has introduced several regulatory changes to health insurance. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India...

New Rules for Rewards to Informers of Narcotics Drugs

The Government of India has issued new reward guidelines called “The guidelines for grant of rewards to be paid to the officers, informers and...

Lok Sabha Passes Aadhaar Bill 2016

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha. The...

Admiralty (Maritime Claims) Bill Passed in Lok Sabha

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to...

Model Shops And Establishments Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has considered the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Bill will now be sent...

Law Commission Recommends Compulsory Marriage Registration

The Law Commission of India submitted its 270th Report titled ‘Compulsory Registration of Marriages’ to the Government. The Law Commission of India is of the...

List of Bills Passed During Recent Parliament Session

The Budget Session 2017 of Parliament commenced on 31st January, 2017 has been adjourned sine die on 12th April, 2017. Three main highlights of...

Mizoram Drug Controlled Substances Bill Passed

Mizoram Assembly unanimously passed the Mizoram Drug (Controlled Substances) Bill, 2016. Bill would authorise law enforcement agencies to seize and prosecute people possessing and selling...

Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill

Union Cabinet of India has cleared the law for making Triple Talaq illegal. The Supreme Court, in August made the practice of instant talaq...

Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act 2016

The union government has rolled out a model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016 that would legalize leasing of land in India; a move that...

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill Passed

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha after the Rajya Sabha approved it. It has made India third on the...

Bill on Potable Alcohol Passed in Lok Sabha

Current Affairs Dec 11: A bill providing for transfering from the central government to the states the control over industries engaged in the production...

Flag Code of India 2002

The Indian flag code is a set of laws that govern the usage of the Flag of India. The Bureau of Indian Standards is the...

Major Port Authorities Bill 2016

The Government has approved the draft Major Port Authorities (MPAs) Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act (MPTA), 1963 to empower...

Repealing and Amending Bill 2017 in News

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 to repeal 105 Acts. Background: The two Member Committee constituted...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Regulations Notified

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Board), in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016...

Regulations for Drones In India

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a Drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an...

Amendment to Institutes Of Technology Act 1961

The Union Cabinet granted ex-post facto approval to the Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of six new IITs at...

Enemy Property Bill Passed by Parliament

The Lok Sabha passed the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which provides power to the government to seize properties left behind by...

Cabinet Clears Real Estate Bill 2015

Real Estate Bill 2015: The Union Cabinet approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 which will now be taken up for consideration...

Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971

The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 is an Act of the Parliament of India which prohibits desecration of or insult to...

Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill

The union government has introduced the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill  2017 to establish the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy in...

Supreme Court Concedes Error in Its Verdict

The Supreme Court conceded that there was an apparent error in a judgment pronounced a year ago by which it was held that benefits...

Rules to Prevent Cruelty of Animals Notified

The Government has issued the notification for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016. These rules are meant to regulate pet shops....

Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 for regulation and standardisation of education and services by allied and healthcare...

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention) Bill 2016

The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi released the draft “Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016” in...

Anti-Discrimination And Equality Bill Introduced

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has introduced the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill in Parliament on March 10, 2017. This bill aims to make the constitutional rights of...

SC Uphold Haryana Panchayati Raj Act

The Supreme Court upheld the validity of recent amendments in a Haryana law which fixes various criteria including minimum educational qualification for candidates contesting...

Main Features of Surrogacy Bill 2016

Following are the main features of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016: Who can go for surrogacy: Only Indian couples, who are legally married The couple must be...

Minority Institutions Right under Article 30(1) is Absolute

The Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R. Banumathi held that minority educational institutions have absolute right to appoint qualified persons...

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has come into force from today and repeals the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection...

Wage Payments Goes Cashless

The Union Cabinet gave its nod for taking the ordinance route to amend the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, allowing business/industrial establishments to pay...

Geospatial Bill: India Rejects Pakistan’s Move

The discussion around the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, turned into a diplomatic war of words when India “firmly” rejected Pakistan’s objections to the...

Union Cabinet Approves Four GST Bills

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following four GST related bills: 1. The Central Goods and Services Tax...

Lok Sabha Passes ‘Atomic Energy Bill 2015’

The Lok Sabha has passed the landmark "Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015". It will now be referred to Rajya Sabha for ratification. The Bill seeks...

Uttar Pradesh Government Introduces 2 Bills

With Supreme Court directing eviction of former chief ministers from state bungalows within two months, the Uttar Pradesh government introduced two bills to facilitate...

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced a Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017 in parliament to replace the non-performing assets ordinance, which came into effect earlier...